By: Emily Y.
I’m feeling weirdly not fall wish-list-y this year for like the first time ever. Instead, I’m trying to find ways to make new outfits and generally remix my wardrobe with what I have already because I’m pretty happy with my current selection to be honest. Here are a few things I consider when getting dressed in the morning.
Here is what my current fashion inspiration board looks like:
I update my fashion inspiration board every few months, here is what I put up around the middle of last month. It’s actually all clippings from Lucky’s glory days–for instance, the one on the bottom left is from August 2010! As long as it inspires my outfits, I dun really care how old the inspiration is.
A new hairdo makes a difference
I recently decided I want to step up my hair-styling skills, and I’ve been having tons of fun with hair donuts, hot rollers, etc. For my birthday, I treated myself to this book above, Braids, Buns, and Twists! by Christina Butcher. Some of the styles are super basic, but there is def enough in there for me to stay inspired and try lots of new things. Be sure to check out Butcher’s blog, Hair Romance for lots of free hairstyle tutorials.
When I’m lacking colour inspiration or I don’t know how to match certain shades, I turn to MSGM.
This Italian line never fails to get me thinking about new colour combinations. I look at all their shows, new and old, to see how I can be wearing the really colourful stuff in my wardrobe differently. Above are pictures from their Pre-Fall 2012 collection--wanna know how to wear orange and blue and not like you’re on a sports team? How about bright yellow and green in the dead of winter? MSGM lookbooks know how to pull this off, and as such I take notes.
Let it be known: when I start my Girl Gang, we will all be wearing Miu Miu.